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Apr 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
virginia mine where 25 workers died and four are missing. >> god bless them. they're out there giving all they have. it's a slow process. >> reporter: teams must drill down more than 2500 feet to venerate the gases that are trapped. the energy company's upper big branch nine has a history of violations for not properly ventilating highly combustible gas. a massive explosion sent emergency crews racing there during monday afternoon's shift change. >> it's quite evident something went very wrong here. >> they said a carbon monoxide warning was the first hint of trouble. >> reporter: because some of the bodies were still inside, not all victims were identified. and this tight knit community is praying for a miracle. >> by golly, if i'm on that side of the table. and that's my father or brother or my uncle or my cousin, i'm going to have hope. >> reporter: michelle mckinney got word last night that she lost her father, benny willingham. the 62-year-old was just five weeks from retirement. >> we want him back here with us. but i know where he's at. he's up there with all of the angel. >> r
Apr 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
virginia is another school with an intriguing pedigree. mountaineers are in the final four for the first time in more than 50 years. they will take on duke. and this reminder, you can see the final four here on wjz. the action tips off with butler, michigan state tomorrow evening, followed by west virginia against duke. blue devils, the last of the tournament's top seed. championship game, monday night. you can see that here as well. >> thank you, mark. >>> and still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news. >>> two teens are behind bars after a fight at a local mall. i'm geeee -- gigi barnett at baltimore county headquarters. baltimore county headquarters. a live report is just t ,, [ male announcer ] how do the editors of consumers digest determine if a car is a best buy? first they drive it in the real world. and put it through its paces. they rate its fit and finish. and the amenities inside. they factor in purchase price and operating costs, fuel economy and resale value. in short, they do what you do to test its quality. the consumers digest best buys from chevy. put them to your own t
Apr 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. workers at the listen burg, virginia -- lynchburg, virginia post office knew something wasn't right when the package started wiggling. the post master got a warrant to open the package. and a ferret was inside. didn't take long for a local couple to take him home after he was put up for adoption. >>> counter fitting-- counterfeiting, fraud and an abandoned child. a boy left abandoned at a cathedral. >>> the massive budget deficit. metro has ambitious plans to make it up. and it may cost us. check in for these stories and all of the day's breaking news. coming up all new at 6:00. >>> a boardwalk landmark in ocean city celebrates its 100th anniversary. dolly's has been serving up homemade treats, with salt water taffy, and assorted chocolate since 1910. they make 3,000 pounds of taffy a day. long-time customers say they hope the store sticks around for another 100 years. absolutely. that looks good. >> one of the stories that makes you hungry. >> it does. absolutely. >>> eyewitness sports is coming up next. stan is out at the owings mills complex tonight. stan? >> mary, the ravens' top bra
Apr 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
virginia tags. anyone with information should contact county police. >>> in tonight's school watch report, millions of dollars flash from city schools. now, parents fear the proposed cuts could put the health and safety of students in danger. wjz is live at city school headquarters tonight. gigi barnett has more for us. >> as city leaders shuffle their budgets. school leaders are scrambling to save theirs. and the first on the chopping block may be school crossing guards and nurses. >>> before class, a crossing guard is one of the first school workers to greet students. it's the same thing after school. >> you're welcome. >> reporter: but now, dozens of them are in danger of losing their position. and parents are concerned. >> they've got to change their mind on that one. it's much, much too scary to think they won't be there. >> the other morning, there was a car that was clearly going to run the yellow. and the crossing guard went right out there. and seem really protective. >>> also on the chopping block are six school nursing centers. school leaders say without it, some students won't
Apr 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
from entering a west virginia coal mine to search for survivors of a deadly explosion. rescue crews are waiting for gas levels to recede, to begin searching for four workers who were missing for four days. 25 people have already died in the worst mining accident in more than two decades. rescuers are still not sure when it will be unsafe to -- safe to enter the mine. >>> new developments in the case of a florida woman accused of killing her own daughter. more on the evidence against casey anthony. >> reporter: according to new documents, two fellow inmates say anthony told them, she sometimes drug said her -- drug said her daughter caylee when she wanted to go to a party. one officer also said that her remains were wrapped inside a garbage bag. but that information was not public knowledge at the time anthony supposedly said it. caylee anthony disappeared in june 2008. but her mother didn't report her missing for a month. casey anthony was charged with her murder that october. >> casey anthony's murder trial was set to begin in 2011. >>> federal officials say a maryland man is arres
Apr 1, 2010 5:00pm EDT
is down to the final four. one of the final four, the west virginia mountaineers, a team based just over the state line in morgantown. and their close proximity means they have a huge following here. weijia jiang has more on the local excitement for that team. weijia? >> mary, we took a road trip across the state and say they found so many people who say they love maryland, but love rooting for the mountaineers right next door. [ car honking ] >> reporter: there's something strange going on in maryland. >> let's go. >> reporter: in which traditionally terrapin terps pocket the mountaineers stance make it impossible to see any red. >> we believe in blue and gold here. >> but you live in maryland. >> i know. it's almost an aasis -- oasis. >> the men's tourney came to an end when michigan state beat them at the buzzer. so western junior clinched a spot after bookletting kentucky. the first in 19 years. >> it's the only thing in the state of west virginia that brings people together like it does. >> and driving just a few miles down maryland roads, brings you right onto the country road
Apr 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
position. >>> west virginia's governor is responding to a growing controversy. governor joe mansion was flown to west virginia after last week's explosion on a jet provided by the mine's owner. a state owned flight could not be arranged quickly enough. today federal inspectors are arriving to begin the investigation. >>> legislators are pushing chelsea's law. king was out for an afterschool run when she disappeared. her family says they will fight for her honor. >> with the community's strength and chelsea's will we're going to run this race. we're going to run it hard and we're going to run it to completion. >> the new law would require more intensive monitoring of sexual offenders. >>> the vatican posted a new site stating that bishop's and other clerical abuse should be made to the police. this comes after the pope faces allegations of not acting on abuse cases. >>> russia waves adoption to americans. >> reporter: russian authorities have temporarily suspended adoptions after the tennessee mom sent the 7-year- old on a one way flight back to his homeland alone. >> if russia choos
Apr 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
carolina, georgia, south carolina. most is going to pass across virginia and the carolinas tonight and tomorrow. >>> see the little batch of clouds. north of us is clear. south of us is clear. just a little batch of clouds popped up. so we've got clear skies coming in this evening. and the clouds overnight. and then a chance of some showers with that batch of rain moving across virginia. we'll be in the northern fringe. so not going to expect an all- day rain. rain from time to time. and drizzle. and by late tomorrow night, it will clear out as that low moves across the coast. winds go back to the northwest, drying things out. on thursday, more sunshine. maybe a few clouds with this weak front across the region. but continued mild temperatures. another nice day with temperatures in the mid- to upper 60s. south winds ahead of that system. ahead at 5:00 and 6:00. bay temp, upper 50s to close to 60, some spots. and yes, we'll have shower activity, on and off during the day tomorrow. so tonight, partly cloudy. clear later on. and clouds come in later. 47 tomorrow. cloudy skies, cooler than
Apr 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
west virginia are on their way to the state medical examiner's office. the last of thed abouts have been recovered -- the bodies have been recovered. and they're now awaiting autopsy. investigators believe the explosion killed the miners last week. it is the worst mining disaster since 1970. >>> a solemn farewell. their daughter was the first to say goodbye. the bodies of polish president lekechinski. and first lady maria are inside the palace today. the two were among 96 people that died in a plane crash last weekend. president obama will attend a state funeral that will be held on sunday. >>> first lady michelle obama is a long way from home tonight in the white house. the first lady made a surprise visit to haiti today. the white house says she will tour port-au-prince and underscore the u.s.'s commitment to helping the nation recover. more than 200,000 people were killed during that massive earthquake back on january 12th. hundreds of thousands more remain homeless. >>> u.s. ambassadors are in russia, trying to warm over relations between the two countries, following a bitter ah
Apr 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
few days, getting food to the family and to everyone else. >> in west virginia, about all we could do when a tragedy happens is to pray or feed people. >> reporter: but this tragedy has touched their lives, too. they have students whose fathers were killed in monday's explosion. >> just watching all of the ambulances going down the road that day, it was just horrible. >> reporter: with today's setback, their wait for answers drags on. in raleigh county, west virginia, kathryn brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> seven bodies have been brought out of the mine. and authorities hope to recover 18 others known dead from the explosion. >>> crews are working to repair a gas may break in anne arundel county, but forced several homes to evacuate. it happened this morning, when a bge crew accidentally hit a 2- inch gas line. sky eye chopper 13 was over the scene in earleigh heights. while it was being repaired. all of the homeowners have been allowed to return home at this hour. >>> he's back. the masters tournament is under way and tiger woods is getting back into the swing of things. randall pi
Apr 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, virginia. a lot of sunshine to our north. see the rain popping up here. might see some complowsd popping up tomorrow morning. maybe a sprinkle. for the most part, tomorrow, i think we stay in the warm air, until that front can get to us in the west. late tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow evening. maybe a thunderstorm with that front. if it gets up near 80 degrees with additional humidity, there may be a thundershower. and could be gusty winds with that as it goes through the region. partly cloudy to maybe occasionally cooler skies. only to upper 50s or 60 or so. cooler weekend. also kind of breezy. but for the most part, dry. tomorrow is going to be the warmest day for sure. west winds on the bay, 10 to 15 knots. bay temp at 60. sunrise, 6:29. sets 7:45. generally clear. much milder than last night by about at least 10 degrees. 51. then tomorrow, clouds and sun. upper 70s could get to the low 80s. and look out for scattered showers. maybe a thundershower after 5:00 or so. into tomorrow night. about a two- or three-hour window. and clearing out, chilly for the weekend, compared to what we've s
Apr 26, 2010 5:00pm EDT
weakening. the only place they are not weakening is across here across virginia. this particular cell just south looks like it's heading now toward southern portions of the region. south of prince fredrick. maybe just west of leonard town. that's really where that storm is headed, right across to the northeast. showers just south of the city as you can see, just to the east of the washington area across southern aa county, pg county. this batch of rain, although it's weakening it will probably move into our region over the next hour or two. so probably stays wet here at least till about 9:00 or 10:00 tonight. as far as the winds go, daylight most places having an east wind off the ocean which keeps it rather stable. it is warming down to the south. temperatures in the 60s, other wise 50 degrees, most places 50 to 60. low pressure still out to the west. slowly moving across the region, it will clear late tonight and tomorrow morning. then our winds go back to the northwest. that will bring us some clearing, yes, and some sunshine by the afternoon. as that low passes it'll get bree
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